Since we first formed in the Colorado State House on Jan. 2, 1909, the National Guard Association of Colorado has been the primary organization representing the Colorado National Guard to the National Guard Association of the United States, Congress, the Colorado State House, and the citizens of Colorado.
Our primary goal is to petition for better equipment, training, equal benefits, and support for our Colorado National Guardsmen and their families.
The National Guard Association of Colorado represents the men and women of the Colorado National Guard who have served in all of the nation’s wars and are the military’s first responders when Colorado is confronted by natural and man-made disasters and homeland security threats.
We are committed to the welfare of the Colorado National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen, and the more than 6,000 National Guard families in Colorado.
Rob Lawrence (CSM)
Vice President - Officer:
Ron Oestreich (LtCol)
Vice President - Enlisted:
Terry Alflen (SGM)
Isabel West (SGT)
Michael Mensch (1LT)
Michael Stowell (Col)
Do you know what this is?
EANGUS Executive Director Al Garver stands with "The First Muster" painting and the Newtowne Musket to provide scale.
Dec. 13, 2011, marked the 375th birthday of the National Guard. In that spirit, the musket pictured above is a handcrafted replica of the Smithsonian’s Newtowne Musket – the first item in the museum's permanent display on American military history.
This marks the first time that the Smithsonian has allowed a firearm to be replicated. The original is an authentic, early colonial matchlock musket, .75 caliber, and is 63 inches long.
And NGACO is giving one away!
For each $10 donation to NGACO, you will be entered to win this Smithsonian Institute replica, valued at $5,000.
The musket will be soon be on display at an armory near you. Check out our Facebook page for the next display location, where you can make your donation. If we missed you, call 720-250-1566 or email us.
The replica is non-firing (no charging hole), so it's not subject to any weapons restrictions for sale, shipment or display.
Chairman, enlisted advisor urge service members to vote
WASHINGTON (10/10/12) -- The military's top commissioned and noncommissioned officers have joined forces to urge service members to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming election.
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his senior enlisted advisor, Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, recorded a video message for distribution throughout the Defense Department.
"Throughout history, the men and women of our Armed Forces have fought to protect and defend our constitution, including our right to vote," Dempsey said in the message. "Voting is indeed democracy in action, and it defines, in no small part, what it means to be an American."
Battaglia emphasized that service members have every opportunity to vote.
"Whether overseas or at your home station, absentee ballot or the polling station, voting has never been easier for you and your family," he said. "And we strongly encourage each of you to exercise your right. If needed, your unit voting assistance officer stands ready to help."
Dempsey noted that even as service members participate in the election, their mission remains unchanged.
"As we cast our ballot and leaders are elected, we will all continue to proudly serve with loyalty and honor," he said. "It simply reaffirms our dedication and trust as members of this great profession. Thank you for your service."
Special Report: Don't Miss the Vote
(American Forces Press Service)
Office Manager: Deb Wray (CMSgt, Ret)
Retiree Director: Joyce Saitta (CMSgt, Ret)
Legislative Director - Air:
Joshua Burger (Capt)
Legislative Director - Army:
Adam Morgan (MAJ)
Paul Ramirez (Capt)
Conference & Events Director:
Bryon Fetty (MAJ)
Membership Director - Air:
Elise Strauss (TSgt)
Membership Director - Army:
Mark Brackney (COL)
Cheresa Theiral (MSgt)
Company Grade Officer - Air:
Daniel Hull (Capt)
Company Grade Officer - Army:
Robert Rudich (1LT)
Dave Schmidt (MSG, Ret)
Keith Robinson (MAJ
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The NGACO fundraising committee is looking for volunteers, both Soldiers
and Airmen. If you have ideas, knowledge, or just want to get involved,
please contact Isabel West.
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Each year, thousands of dollars are available to Soldiers and Airmen as well as their families of the Colorado National Guard to the diligence and hard work by the Education Foundation for the Colorado National Guard in association with the National Guard Association of Colorado.
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National Guard Association of Colorado (NGACO)
6848 South Revere Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112 Phone: 720-250-1566 | Email:NGACO@earthlink.net
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